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November 19, 2015

Trendy Home Décor on a DIY Budget

November is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Which means I want to spruce up the house here and there- family and friends will be coming over, after all. But I’m not too keen on spending a lot of money right before Christmas.

So, what’s a girl to do? Go to Goodwill of course! With home décor on my mind, I spied this beat up kitchen cutting board on the shelf during a recent trip to my local store.

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I won’t lie to you- it didn’t look all that great in person. BUT…I knew it had potential. A little TLC could transform it into something to show off; I could just feel it in my DIY-loving heart.

The first thing I did was clean it and then I sanded down the top- just to remove the stains and the cut marks from all the chopping it had endured. And just like that, it already looked ten times better!

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Now that the sanding was done, I gave it a few coats of wood stain to give it that rustic, farmhouse vintage look that I love.

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Once the stain had dried, I gave the entire thing a coat of polyacrylic (any sealant would do) and gathered a couple of inexpensive door handles from my local hardware store.

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Are you ready for the big reveal? The old cutting board has been repurposed into a trendy tray!

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It’s perfect to set out on a coffee table for coasters, drinks, snack bowls, etc. And bonus points- it’ll keep your Thanksgiving guests from leaving cold drink glasses on your good furniture!

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How’s that for a budget-friendly, on-trend project that anyone can do?? What a transformation! Craft on!

Sadie

3 Comments

  1. I like it!

    • Thank you, Charlotte!!

  2. Stinking cute!